Cats, Roses, and Triple Chocolate – a Few of My Favorite Things

A cute and lovable Ladybug of https://ugurbocegisite.wordpress.com/ who blogs in several languages came to the party with some of my favorite things, cats and red roses.

cat with roses

Thank you, my sweet Ladybug!

I am thrilled that so many friends are coming to my party, but I am running out of cookies! So I whipped up a batch of Triple Chocolate cookies and a chocolate cream liqueur.  My husband is the mixologist in this house, but he wasn’t at home, so I took his Dairy-free Irish Cream recipe (see here) and added a hefty tablespoon of chocolate syrup – extra chocolate never hurts, right? The cookies are also non-dairy, they are loaded with dark chocolate, and take about twenty minutes to make.

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To make them non-dairy, I use Smart Balance instead of butter and coconut or almond milk instead of real milk. No eggs! You need brown sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, lots of dark chocolate chips, some olive oil, a splash of vanilla extract, and a dash of baking powder. I use spelt flour which is gluten free for our purposes, but if you are allergic to gluten or have a celiac disorder, please consult your doctor. I am sure gluten free flour will work just fine in this recipe, but you may need to adjust the quantity. I also bake with rum, but if you don’t want to use alcohol, just add some more coconut or almond milk.

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Make sure your Smart Balance is room temperature and stir it for a couple of minutes with brown sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. You should get a creamy mass.

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Gradually add flour and keep mixing, then add the rest of the ingredients. Your dough should be moist but not too wet. Lightly dust a cookie sheet with oil and drop spoonfuls of dough on it, leaving about 1/2 inch (1 cm) distance between lumps of dough. I use an ice cream scoop to make them more or less rounded, but a regular tablespoon will suffice. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F for about fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, enjoy Dame Julie Andrews singing “My Favorite Things” from “The Sound of Music.”

Cookies are ready when they pop off the baking sheet. They will be soft and chewy, rather than crispy. Let them cool off a little right on the sheet, and you can serve them warm, but…

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…I promised triple chocolate, so drizzle some chocolate syrup on these delicious bites, and let’s light a candle and have a romantic evening!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup Smart Balance
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Chocolate syrup to drizzle

PROCEDURE

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Stir Smart Balance with sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract for 1 to 2 minutes, until creamy
  • Gradually add flour and baking powder, mix thoroughly.
  • Add the rest of ingredients, mix.
  • Drop by spoonful onto lightly misted with oil baking sheet at 1/2 inch (1 cm) distance.
  • Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until cookies pop off the sheet. Cool on sheet.
  • Drizzle with chocolate syrup before serving.

Enjoy!

 

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47 Comments Add yours

  1. calmkate says:

    Received it yet?

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    1. All is cool, dear Kate!

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  2. Osyth says:

    Those cookies look délectable! And a bonus of Maria …. what more can I ask for!

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    1. My Irish Cream chocolate liqueur, perhaps?

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  3. maelancholy says:

    Oh my! That looks delish! 😄

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    1. Thank you, dear, I am glad you like it!

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  4. brianandlily says:

    I’m not a fan of chocolate, but cats and roses-bring them on 😉
    Love the song, too 🙂

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    1. Thanks! I love every little detail of this film; it’s one of those perfect ones!

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  5. chefkreso says:

    Sounds very delicious 😊

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    1. Thank you so much, dear, I am glad you like it!

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  6. KR says:

    I have similar favorite things 🙂 Cats and roses and chocolate cookies 🙂 Thank you for sharing this recipe. And this song!!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, dear, for your kind comment!

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  7. Those look delicious and gooey. My Favourite Things always makes me smile. It reminds me of my music teacher on the piano at school and a batch of schoolgirls including me singing along, ‘…cream coloured ponies and crisp apple strudels…’

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    1. I am so glad I was able to bring fond memories to my readers! I am also glad you like the recipe – than you so much for your kind comment!

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    1. Totally, and enjoying it!

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  8. Triple chocolate. So cool!

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    1. Thank you so much – I am glad you like it! The more chocolate, the better!

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  9. Yummy Dolly. I’m always in when it come to triple choc cookies. I love chewy, that’s my favorite way. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Thank you, dear Myra, I am so glad you like it!

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  10. What a wonderful cake! You can never have too much chocolate. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Hannah, and I agree – the more chocolate, the better!

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  11. Oh man, Dolly!! Anything is romantic with triple chocolate!! Yum! Without the rum, for me please!

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    1. No rum, just some extra coconut milk, and it’s just as yummy!

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    1. Thank you for reblogging!

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  12. Sound great again! We also think we will try the Dairy-free Irish Cream. 😉 Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael! The tricks I have to invent because I can’t have dairy products…

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      1. Hi, thx. Oh innovation and invention are the spice of the life, and the useful things anyone wants to know. Thank you for sharing this “secret knowledge”. 😉 Michael

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      2. True – necessity is the mother of invention. The knowledge is not so secret; on the contrary, I am trying to demonstrate that dietary restriction do not have to limit the taste.

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  13. This looks very delicious, Dolly 🙂

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    1. Thank you, dear Irene, I am glad you like it!

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  14. Sumith says:

    Thanks for this beautiful share Dolly. Cats, roses and the chocolate cookies😍😍

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    1. I am so glad you like it – your word means a lot to me!

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  15. Mmm, spelt flour.

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    1. Trying to keep my husband gluten free…

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  16. daisymae2017 says:

    The Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies look delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear, I am so glad you like it!

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  17. kelleysdiy says:

    What a tease!! Your recipes are the bestest…yummy!

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    1. Thank you, dear friend! Can’t wait for you to move so I can have you taste some of my stuff, and you can help me make some of your amazing things!

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